|he First Adventure Itinerary is designed for riders with a moderate or limited experience who have not ridden in Morocco. It allows the rider to build a wide experience of different conditions at a suitable pace without the pressure of long days and the need to cover big distances. |
Day 1 - Saturday
Arrive at hotel
Day 2 - Sunday
Introduction to the quad bikes, safety equipment and general issues regarding safety
150km round trip to along well defined flat desert tracks to enable riders to get used to the terrain and their equipment. Mid-morning stop at deserted mud village and lunch-time break in the palm groves outside Rissani. Afternoon ride back to hotel, on terrain depending on the progress of the riders
Day 3 - Monday
180km round trip around the Erg Chebbi dunes with a lunch-time stop at Meski Oasis. Riders will experience soft sand conditions and the group will need to navigate around the drifting sand from the dunes. The route passes through a dry river bed where conditions can be equally demanding. Soft clay dust and sand masked by a hard clay crust, or soft mud depending on seasonal changes
Day 4 - Tuesday
150km route to night camp in Bedouin tents with local tribesmen. The ride will build on the experience gained so far.
Day 5 - Wednesday
150km route returning to the hotel closeby the Algerian border
Day 6 - Thursday
Optional rest day for those wanting to take a break from riding with a visit to the souks at Rissani on market day. There will be a lunch organised and the opportunity to shop and browse Moroccan carpets, jewellery and other handicraft.
For others wanting to continue to ride, the consensus will determine a route for this smaller group.
Day 7 - Friday
Riding in the Erg Chebbi dunes, rising before dawn to take advantage or the harder sand conditions. The group will ride into the dunes and learn about navigating a course across this extreme landscape, returning to the hotel for lunch. Those wishing to explore the dunes further can opt to go on an evening trip after the heat of the day.
Day 8 - Saturday